When: 22 March, 12–2pm
Who: Institute of Historical Research
Where: Outside the Prince Albert, 11 Pembridge Road, W11 3H (nearest tube – Notting Hill Gate)
Organised by Layers of London, the Institute of Historical Research’s map-based history project, this series of two guided walks will examine the history of Portobello Road and Notting Hill. The first one takes place on 22 March, and the second on 24 March.
Both these two West London neighbourhoods maintain colourful and diverse histories and are known for chic affluence, vibrant community cultures and arts related heritage.
Now associated with the internationally renowned Portobello Market and the annual Notting Hill Carnival, Europe’s largest street festival, which attracts more than a million people each year.
However, these guided walks led by archival researcher Nathaniel Telemaque, will explore the intriguing origins of both locales, while surveying how the areas have gradually changed over time. Around two miles in length, they will also examine other lesser-known historical aspects hidden in these inner city neighbourhoods.
Walks will set off from the Prince Albert pub and end at Golborne Road/Trellick Tower (nearest tube – Westborne Grove Underground Station)
Things to bring: a curious eye and a camera of any kind!
The walks are free but please book a place.